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In Memoriam: Albert R. Roberts

Domestic ViolenceSocial Workers Desk ReferenceAlbert R. Roberts died on June 23, 2008. Dr. Roberts taught in the Program in Criminal Justice in the School of Arts and Sciences.

Albert R. Roberts, Ph.D., Rutgers Professor and author was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and lived in Kendall Park for the past 19 years. He received his B.S. degree in sociology from C.W. Post College, his M.A. degree in sociology from Long Island University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, School of Social Work.

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Rutgers Newark Criminal Justice Professors Help Police Deploy Technology that Predicts Where Crime Will Likely Happen


A two-year $500,000 grant from the National Institute of Justice will enable criminal justice professors at Rutgers Newark to deploy “risk terrain modeling” technology—a technology that predicts where crime will likely happen—in six police agencies nationwide. Professors Leslie Kennedy, Joel Caplan, and Eric Piza will be using this technology to assist police agencies in Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Arizona, Missouri, and Newark, New Jersey. To read the full article published in Rutgers Today, click here